I find that Christmas is the time that I look back on the good things in life. Instead of at the end of the year when I look at what I’d like to change for the coming year, Christmas is when I reflect on the good. On what God has done for me and my family.
My boys are always a constant reminder of God’s love for me. They constantly challenge amaze me. The way they grow and learn and accept life is a lesson to me. I love how the need me. Making me realize that I’m the mom that was chosen for them. I’m so thankful that this year I could leave work earlier so that I could spend more time with the boys.
The boys have grown a lot and by that I don’t mean all the extra bigger clothes I have needed to buy. Quintus has done so much better in school this year. He has put in a lot of work even though some times I think he may have been upset that I have pushed him to do so. He had a lovely teacher, who I can only be thankful for. She really helped make this year a special one for him. He loved his rugby as he always does. He had a great boost in confidence when he couldn’t play one game and the coaches almost begged me to let him play, as they missed him in the team.
Jay loves school. He adjusted, well actually I can’t even say adjusted well. He just loved school as though he has always been there. He was lucky enough to be in the same class as all his pre-school friends and with his very special teacher, he was as happy little boy as could be. I love how he doesn’t really have issues. He played rugby and even though it’s not his passion, he still loved it. Love us supporting him and loved looking at the photos afterwards….ahhh…like his mom 😉 He made a couple of boy friends and I was happy about that. Having had only girl friends in pre–school (by default seen that the school only had girls – except for 2 other boys who were much older and much younger than him).
Sweet thing is how my boys still share a bed. Even though they go to sleep in their own beds at night, they wake up in one bed 90% of the time.
Zander … well Zander is Zander. He can go from happy to toddler in 2.3 seconds. He is cute, SO cute. He has us all wrapped around all 10 fingers. He started going to a daymom twice a week and mostly loved it there. He would always ask to go to his friends and then cry when I drop him off, making mornings really tough on his mom some days. He is still warming up our bed at night. That will probably change this coming year and I’m enjoying the last months of that. He loves his brothers and it’s adorable how he calls Jason JJ. They do seem to have a sweet bond at the moment.
Tommie and I survived celebrated our 10 year anniversary. Who knew we could 🙂 I don’t think anyone can believe that we are still together. Some days are really good 🙂
My business has grown to such proportions that I can almost not cope with all my work. This is where I’m also thankful for our office manager secretary.She helps out SO much. I could very well be lost if it wasn’t for her.
Two big things I’m thankful for are my mom and dad. My mom, as I have said before, cannot be thanked just like this. What she does for me and my boys cannot be measured. My dad, well it’s juts amazing to work with him. I don’t think anyone can say that they have worked with someone for 8 years and not once had a fall-out. I can say that about my dad. He is a very special man.
I could go on and on but I do think I’ll be able to write a book. One thing that makes me real sad, is my granddad not being here for this Christmas. I do feel thankful that he is with my Gran for Christmas.
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!